Sunday, March 7, 2021

The RestoMod is a limited-edition retro-looking PC with a fake floppy drive – The Verge


Origin has actually made a brand-new, minimal edition PC that has the guts of a brand-new design however the face of an ancient 1990s machine, total with a fake floppy drive. In case you want some nostalgia while you wait for Red Dead Redemption to load, possibly.

The RestoMod has a customized Corsair 4000D case, and the standard construct has 16GB of memory, a 2.9 GHz Core i5 processor, 250GB of storage, and a 6GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, for $2,080. The RetroMod can be personalized as preferred, Origin states, however theyve just made 50 of them, so supplies are restricted.

RestoMod: New however with an old lookOrigin

The front face of the machine is where youll get the old-school feel, Origin says:

By using a custom-made HD UV print on the steel front panel, the RestoMod PC includes a custom-made design motivated by PCs from the 1990s. The buttons and drives are simply for looks, but you can constantly pretend that the Turbo button provides you that extra increase in efficiency. To finish the look, the RestoMod PC chassis has been painted in a coordinating beige color to highlight how cases back then chosen simpleness over color.

Its a little disappointing that the Turbo button isnt functional in some way, but this PC is everything about its image: sorta and old dingy. Naturally, for a restricted run of just 50 makers it looks like Origin could have sourced some real retro parts, like old disc drives, instead of whats essentially a fun, but cosmetic paint job.

If you find the beige faux face of the RetroMod reassuring, head over to Origins website to configure your new, however old, PC.

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